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Novak Djokovic ‘ready, fit and motivated’ for French Open after Belgrade title success

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2021 Australian Open Men's Final, at Brighton Beach on February 22, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

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Novak Djokovic wrapped up his Roland Garros preparations by winning the Belgrade Open trophy. It was his 83rd ATP Tour title, after beating qualifier Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-3 in the final on Saturday. Djokovic believes he is in good shape after his week in Serbia.

“It definitely gives me a great feeling and boost of confidence for flying into Paris,” he said. “I am thrilled with the way I have been playing this week, very satisfied with the way I have been feeling on the court and striking the ball.

“I am ready. Paris is definitely one of the highest goals of the season and hopefully I will be able to kick start that tournament in the best possible way and work my way deep into the tournament.”

World No 1 will start his French Open campaign against Tenys Sandgren and he feels things are falling into place.

“I feel that from the Rome tournament I have just been striking the ball better, finding my timing, using the court better, moving actually better,” he said. “Not being a half a step late as I was in Monte Carlo at the beginning of the clay court season.

“I feel like Rome and this tournament have been really important for the confidence and for Roland Garros. I am ready, I’m fit and I’m motivated. I am just very happy with the lead up to Paris.”

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